Sri Lankan batter Bhanuka Rajapaksa has decided to take back his retirement decision just days after he announced to hang up his boots from international cricket due to family obligations.
The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), on its official website, informed about Bhanuka's decision to withdraw his retirement decision.
"Pursuant to a meeting with the Hon. Namal Rajapaksa – Minister of Youth & Sports and after consulting with the National Selectors, Bhanuka Rajapaksa has notified SLC that he wishes to withdraw his resignation which he tendered to SLC on 3rd Jan. 2022, with immediate effect," the statement on SLC's website read.
"In his letter to SLC withdrawing his resignation, he further states that he wishes to represent his country in the game he loves for the years to come," the statement further said.
Sri Lanka's well-known commentator Roshan Abeysinghe took to his official Twitter handle to announce Rajapaksa's decision to withdraw.
"Great news! Welcome back. Cricketer Bhanuka Rajapakshe withdraws his resignation letter handed over to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC)," Roshan tweeted.